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Aug 19, 2013 10:00pm EDT
in mississippi. >> guyot: people talked about his being from mississippi, being poor. >> his mother was a teenaged bride. they picked cotton, they worked the land. that's a hard living. >> barry: and i grew up dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt poor. did all kind of odd jobs, you know, hustling pop bottles. back in the day you could get old rags and sell them too. >> guyot: people talked about his lifting himself up by his bootstraps and... >> reporter: you were an eagle scout, you were a member of the national honor society, you played varsity basketball, you received a masters in chemistry, you were on your way to a doctorate and then you shifted gears. >> barry: i think that movement was the catalyst and the lightning rod for the country, and i'm proud to have been a part of it. >> guyot: his civil rights work resonated with people that a lot of other things wouldn't have resonated with. >> johnson: he had instant credibility. as well he should have. >> effi: i don't know if i should say it, but we were living together, i said, "well, what are we going to do? i mean, you know, you can't be l
Aug 17, 2013 10:00pm EDT
the mississippi, and these were all designed from large mural paintings that you can find in the rotunda of the capitol in washington. but these were only used on the very first series and were never used on notes after the 1880's. john: so this is all still "legal tender?" mark: all legal tender. everything the federal government has issued since 1861 still retains its legal tender status. however, all of these notes have a premium value to collectors and you wouldn't want to actually want to spend them. plus, i can't imagine if you took a large note into any store that anybody would be willing to accept it. they'd all think it was counterfeit. john: so a five dollar bill from this period could be worth as little and as much as what? mark: a note from a big city, from new york or philadelphia, might be worth as little as $25, $30, $40. notes from really rare towns, or territories, or places that are highly collected and very few notes available, could be worth upwards of tens of thousands of dollars. john: mark, they say it's only money, but to me this is a very special array of currenc
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